One of the biggest media pitches of the year is set to reach its conclusion, with OMD, PHD and Carat thought to have been battling for the Air New Zealand account over the past few months.
Following a creative review that commenced late last year, AA Insurance has parted ways with Special Group and appointed DDB as its new creative agency. But it isn’t all bad news for Special Group, with the agency picking up the cross-Tasman Bell Tea and Coffee Company account.
A source in the industry has revealed that there were concerns about the integrity of the Massey University pitching process, which culminated in the account being awarded to FCB.
Assignment Group has won the creative account for premium dairy brand Kapiti, following a competitive pitch thought to have involved several agencies.
After a creative pitch last year, it is thought the NZ Fire Service is set to appoint FCB as its creative agency. UPDATE: Ministry of Justice confirms it is also working with FCB.